Lingual mandibular bone defect. Case report and review of the literature

Aust Dent J. 1994 Dec;39(6):368-71. doi: 10.1111/j.1834-7819.1994.tb03108.x.


An unusual case of lingual mandibular bone defect (Stafne's bone cavity) is presented in which the lesion extended to above the inferior dental canal and caused expansion of the buccal cortical plate. The literature is reviewed with regard to the incidence, plausible aetiologic factors and methods of investigation of such lesions.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Humans
  • Hyperplasia
  • Jaw Cysts / diagnostic imaging
  • Jaw Cysts / pathology*
  • Male
  • Mandibular Diseases / diagnostic imaging
  • Mandibular Diseases / pathology*
  • Radiography
  • Submandibular Gland / pathology*